Monument historique

Can you visit the cave without a guide?

No, for the safety of customers and the preservation of the site, all visits must be guided by professionals.

Can you visit the cave with a dog on a leash?

Due to the classification as historical monuments, the presence of animals is prohibited for the conservation of the site.

I have a motor disability, can I visit the cave?

To visit the cave of Foissac, you will have to descend exactly 78 steps. The cave is therefore not accessible to people with reduced mobility. To compensate for this, the visit of the museum in which a video visit is projected, is offered to them.

How hot is it in the cave?

The cave temperature is 12 degrees. We advise you to adapt your outfit accordingly and bring warm clothes.

Do you take the discounts?

The cave of Foissac has unique prices and does not take reductions.

What are your means of payment?

It is possible to pay the entrance in cash, by check, credit card or holiday voucher.

Is reservation required?

Reservation is strongly recommended but not compulsory. It will allow you to choose your visit schedule. On the other hand, in times of health crisis, it may become mandatory.

I can’t book online

In case of impossibility or difficulty on the reservation platform, you can book by phone or directly at the reception of the cave.

I booked online, do I have to go to the cash desk?

The cashing of your tickets is done directly at the cash desk. The amount paid when booking online is not debited and serves only as a guarantee.

How long does the visit last?

The visit lasts an average of one hour to one and a half hours. The visit to the museum is free.

Extend your experience on the site over a drink at the cave bar. Our establishment has a “license 4”, so you can enjoy a wide assortment of drinks for young and old on a shaded terrace. For the greediest, the sale of ice cream is also available.

The cave of Foissac provides for its customers:

In order to organize your stay, you can consult the sites of the surrounding tourist offices.
Our region is full of tourist treasures!

Opening hours

Apr. Every day except Saturday 14h00 – 17h00
May Every day except Saturday 14h00 – 17h00
June Every day 10h00 – 11h30 14h00 – 17h00
July. Every day 10h00 – 18h00
Aug. Every day 10h00 – 18h00
Sep. Every day 10h00 – 11h30 14h00 – 17h00
Oct. Every day except Saturday 14h00 – 17h00


12,50 €
from 3 to 11 years old
8,00 €
less than 3 years old
on appointment
10,00 €
7,00 €

We apply “group” rates only by appointment made in advance.

Useful information


Virtual tour by HD Media

After a short presentation relating the history but also the basics of geology allowing a better understanding of the cavity, the public goes throughout this visit to the prehistoric access, which has now collapsed.

This path, approximately 400 m long, takes in some of the most beautiful galleries in the cave, alternating active parts, where the river is located, and fossil parts rich in various concretions.

The closer the visitor gets to the end of the visit, the more he finds himself in the context of prehistoric occupation and the presentation of the remains in place allows him to hold his attention.

The visit ends on a scree obstructing the primitive access to the cave of Foissac. The reasons and the time of this obstruction are not clearly defined. This closure allowed the conservation of the site with its remains.